Gardens Project Manager
NORTH COAST OPPORTUNITIES
Sarah’s love for sustainable foods stems from a lifetime of gardening in the Great Lake State of Michigan. Her love for food and community engagement has driven her across the globe from the Golden Temple community kitchen in Amritsar, India to vineyards in Colchagua Valley, Chile and most recently to a sustainable development conservation in the Peruvian rainforest. As a graduate of the University of Michigan in Global Health and Sustainable Food Systems, she is excited to put her knowledge into action in growing access to fresh, real food throughout Mendocino and Lake Counties.
Gardens Project Coordinator
Lucy’s passion for supporting sovereign food systems has brought her to Mendocino County on Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, CA. Here she has found a small community devoted to self-sufficiency that inspires her to model the sustainable lifestyle she hopes will become commonplace. Lucy has a degree in Environmental Studies from University of the Pacific. Since graduating, Lucy worked briefly as an Environmental Justice Educator for The Beehive Design Collective before spending a summer as a Naturalist with Camp Mendocino. She has just completed a year-long apprenticeship with Ecology Action learning the Grow Biointensive® Agricultural Method. Lucy is thrilled to be working for the Gardens Project and looks forward to being part of a team that empowers so many people to grow their own healthy food locally.
AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Angie’s passion for organic and sustainable local food systems was cultivated through various experiences with farms and vineyards in Washington state, as well as vineyard and beekeeping work in New Zealand. Being fueled by a desire to focus on food justice work, she is excited to work with Gardens Project on empowering communities, building capacity, and strengthening Mendocino County’s food system. An interest in nutrition and health has her eager to connect sustainable food systems with public health, empowering communities not only through opportunities to grow their own food but also working towards increased access to health and nutrition resources and knowledge. She hopes to influence communities in seeing the interconnectedness of the health of our environments, the health of our food and soil, and the health of the people in our communities. She is thrilled to be a part of a team working to build healthier and more sustainable communities.
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